The9 Limited is an online game developer and operator in China. It offers online games, including massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs), massively multiplayer online first-person shooter games (MMOFPSs), and games for the web, social media, TV, and mobile platforms.
As of December 31, 2012, the company owned or had exclusive licenses to operate SUN, Winning Goal, Q Jiang San Guo, Winning Dunk, Re Xue Wu Shuang, Firefall, Planetside 2, Qiji 2, and web game platform 9c.com.
It also provides game operating support, training and advertisement, and short message services, and operates TV and mobile game platforms.
Incorporated in August 1999 as GameNow.net Limited, the company changed its name to The9 Limited in February 2004. The9 completed its initial offering on the New York Stock Exchange on December 15, 2004. With over 14 million registered users, it competes with Shanda Games Limited, NetEase, Changyou.com Limited, Perfect World, Co. Ltd., Giant Interactive Group, and Tencent.
Funding Rounds (1) - $3.1MUpdate
Current Team (9)Update
|Dec 21, 2010||Fund I||$100M|
|Jul 6, 2016||SEC - SCHEDULE 13D|
|Dec 30, 2015||GameSpot - This Game Dev Unable to Pay Staff on Christmas [UPDATE]|
|Dec 28, 2015||Polygon News - Firefall studio Red 5 couldn't make payroll on Christmas Day|
|Nov 30, 2015||ChinaTechNews - The9 Secures Mainland China Rights To Cross Fire 2|
|Dec 31, 2014||PRNewswire Asia - The9 Limited Announces Unaudited Financial Information as of and for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2014|
|Mar 19, 2014||Techworld - ZTE's Android gaming system aims for big sales, with low price|
|Mar 14, 2014||ChinaTechNews - ZTE's Joint Venture With The9 Unleashes Game Box|
|Aug 17, 2012||The Next Web - China's Yodo1 Teams Up with HandyGames for iOS, Android Games|
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